Pirates 6 Would Have Banked $22.5 Million For Johnny Depp

Pirates 6 Would Have Banked $22.5 Million For Johnny Depp

It’s been revealed at the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial that Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 would have earned $22.5 million.

Johnny Depp’s talent agent Jack Wingham, went on the stand to testify about Depp’s loss of income when the actor lost talks with Disney about Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Wingham stated that as he and Depp were in verbal agreements with Disney producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney Chief Sean Bailey.

They had settled on $22.5 million for the actor to appear in the next film of the Pirates franchise.

Depp known for his roles in films like Crybaby, Edward Scissor Hands, Dark Shadows and Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, and more, lost his franchise roles and other projects after Amber Heard did and op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018, stating that she was a survivor of Domestic Violence.

Pirates 6 Would Have Banked $22.5 Million For Johnny Depp


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After the article spread Disney chief Bailey seemed like he was unlikely to commit to their verbal agreement, however, producer Bruckheimer was optimistic about the actor and Disney moving forward. But when allegations from the article made enough connections to Depp, it resulted in the actor losing any major roles, including Pirates of the Caribbean 6.

Wingham stated that:

It was trending badly in the late fall on behalf of Disney, but Jerry Bruckheimer and I were lobbying to make it happen. So we had hope. It became very clear in early 2019 that it was over.

One thing that is for certain is that Heard’s article made it difficult for Depp to continue his career. Wingham made it very clear that the article in question was catastrophic for Johnny Depp’s career.

Film losses such as Fantastic Beasts, as well as Pirates of the Caribbean were both major franchises for the actor. One of which Depp was replaced in and talks Disney switching gears and going in a new direction for Pirates 6 with Margot Robbie as the new lead in a possible reboot.

Depp said he would no longer work with Disney in the future because they decided to walk away from the actor and believe the article with out a shred of proof that the allegations were real. The actor wanted to continue on with the character until it was time to give the great Captain Jack Sparrow the proper send off.

Depp stated:

My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were. A franchise can only last for so long and there’s a way to end a franchise like that and I thought that the characters deserved to have their way out, to end the franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.

Depp’s career has definitely taken quite the nose dive since Heard’s article went viral, and it’s disheartening to see how much damage it has done with no real evidence backing up Amber Heard’s claims. False allegations and even real ones will always follow the actor for the rest of his life and follow his family.

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